Halloween Treats

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Who doesn’t love a good afternoon of baking treats – more importantly Halloween treats. Yesterday I had my friend Aimee round and we spent 3 hours together getting our bake off on – I’m not too sure we would be accepted for the bake off but we were pretty proud of our attempts, and I thought I’d share them with you.

Lets start with the witches hat cupcakes.

What you’ll need 

  • 40g Cocoa Powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 4tbsp water
  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 165g caster sugar
  • 115g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • For the buttercream and decoration – 
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 300g Icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • purple food colouring
  • white chocolate
  • ice cream cones
  1. Cream together the butter and sugar
  2. Mix in the 3 eggs and the water
  3. Stir in flour, baking powder and cocoa powder
  4. Add into your cupcake cases and bake at 200°C for 13-15 minutes.
  5. Next to make your buttercream, cream together the butter and icing sugar with some vanilla extract – be careful it can be very messy if using an electric whisk like we found – a cloud of icing sugar cover the kitchen. Oops!
  6. Mix in a little food colouring – we choose purple but whichever colour floats your boat!
  7. Pipe your buttercream onto the top of your cupcakes and then add your ice cream cone on top like a hat. We piped a little extra buttercream around the base and melted some white chocolate and piped a little buckle on.

Then we’ve got this cute vanilla sponge cupcakes.

What you’ll need – 

  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 175 caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs

For the Buttercream – 

  • 300g icing sugar
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • melted white chocolate
  • Purple food colouring
  • Halloween decorations – we found these in the Sainsbury’s baking aisle.
  1. Mix together the butter and sugar.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla extract.
  3. Stir together the flour and baking powder.
  4. Next add to cupcake cases and bake at 200°C for 12-15 minutes.
  5. Make up your buttercream again by mixing together the butter and icing sugar – and again can add vanilla extract and the purple food colouring.
  6. Pipe on and I mixed some melted white chocolate with some green food colouring to give it a bit of an eery colouring and drizzled in over some of the cakes before adding a topper. We also used the chocolate to pipe out some spiderweb shapes onto grease proof paper and popping them in the fridge to harden – these make very cute cake toppers!

Lastly we’ve got the black and purple swirl cookies! These look so great and taste just like shortbread! Yum!

What you’ll need – 

  • 2.5 cups of flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups of unsalted butter
  • green food colouring
  • black food colouring
  • purple food colouring
  • 1 1/4 cups of caster sugar
  • 2/3 cup of icing sugar
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Mix together the butter, caster sugar & icing sugar.
  2. Add baking powder, vanilla extract and flour and mix until dough like
  3. Separate into three balls of dough and one by one add a food colouring to each – we found gel colours work best, and be patient its starts a little crumbly and the more you work it into your hands it’ll become more of a dough consistency.
  4. Next each ball needs to be rolled out – place it in between two sheets of baking paper to keep it from sticking – then once all rolled lie them on top of each other and roll up into a ‘sausage shape’ (I’m sorry if i’m not explaining this well at all!?)
  5. Once rolled up it’ll need to sit in the fridge for 2 hours – once out cut up into rolls and cook at 200°C for 15 minutes,

These we found a little harder to make but the taste soo good!

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post and the pictures of our yummy treats! See you tomorrow for another day of Blogtober!

*In the background of these pictures I used the Chillistick fog pack I was gifted this in return for some posts and have used it as a prop in the back for these pictures. Full review coming soon!


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